Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 810,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 810,833

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,031,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 810,833

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13110 records found.